David Loughrey

Use sought for vacant greens

Use sought for vacant greens

As a rental opportunity, the property near the corner of Maori Rd and Serpentine Ave has some unusual qualities.

Lovelock Ave supporters present case

Passionate and apparently widespread opposition among Opoho residents and others to the proposed loss of Lovelock Ave was prominent at a resource consent hearing yesterday.

Small city creates collision of interests

Small city creates collision of interests

There may be six degrees of separation in many parts of the world, but in Dunedin, there appears to be none at all. Dunedin City Council reporter David Loughrey considers the complex web of relationships between major players in city projects.

He asks whether it is possible to do business in Dunedin without having some sort of conflict of interest, and at what point it is time to step aside.

$7000 sought for Awatea St stadium survey

$7000 sought for Awatea St stadium survey

Two University of Otago academics putting together a new survey to gauge public support - or lack of it - for the Awatea St stadium hope to have it sent to homes by the end of the year.

Sweets pave way to free parking

Sweets pave way to free parking

Dates and marshmallows have helped put in place free parking for Dunedin's over-75s at almost all metered parks in the city.

More dogs being hounded

Ownership of more than one dog and a growing intolerance of nuisance dogs are two trends revealed in a new report on the city's canine population.

Councils at odds over runway shift

Councils at odds over runway shift

An Otago Regional Council plan to build a new depot at the Taieri Airfield could cause turbulence for a controversial Dunedin City Council plan to make roading changes in the area.

Long-running saga of toilet siting over

Long-running saga of toilet siting over

A Dunedin City Council tired of seemingly endless consultation on the best site for a toilet in South Dunedin accepted it could not please everyone, and voted to build an Exceloo in the middle of Lorne St.

Planner recommends Lovelock realignment be declined

Planner recommends Lovelock realignment be declined

A Dunedin City Council planner has recommended a controversial proposal to realign a road that cuts through the Dunedin Botanic Garden be declined.

Dunedin City Holdings feels credit crunch

Dunedin City Holdings feels credit crunch

Dunedin City Council-owned trading companies have recorded an 8.3% increase in revenue to $199 million, but the companies have not emerged unscathed from the worldwide economic crisis, with a lower surplus at the end of the financial year.